She has been under house arrest since her husband was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.
When U.S. intervention smashes established authority, even more brutal forces fill the vacuum.
China refused to let Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo travel for medical treatment. He died of liver failure in prison last week.
Liu was silenced, they say -- even in death.
“Without freedom, China will always remain far from civilized ideals," he wrote.
Authorities will only allow doctors to see Liu Xiaobo in China.
Liu was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition calling for sweeping political reforms.
If we are not yet at war with a rapidly militarizing China, we may soon be. This is an obvious conclusion to draw if we simply connect the flood of news dots now coming out of Asia.
China Convicts Prominent Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang of Speech Violations While Nominated for Columbia 2016 Global Freedom of Expression Award
In another 2004 case, Pu successfully defended China Reform magazine from a real estate developer who accused the publication
This celebration of Chinese literature won't mention the 44-plus writers and journalists who are currently in prison in China, or the many more who have been harassed, threatened and forced into exile.